Size: 7,617,930 sq km
Major Cities: Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane
With a population of almost 23 million, Australia is one of the most diverse and dynamic nations in the world, known for its laid back lifestyle, vibrant culture, exciting cities and spectacular landscapes.
Traditionally home to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Europeans began to settle in the country in the eighteenth century.
Australia is the sixth largest nation in the world and comprises of the six states and two territories. With more than 80% of the population clustered along the coastline, this is where you will find most of Australia’s major cities, including Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. With their relaxed yet lively atmosphere, Australia’s cities are consistently ranked among the best places in the world to live, work, and study.
Australia is also home to some of the world’s most famous landmarks including the breath-taking Great Barrier Reef, the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, the majestic Uluru, historic Port Arthur in Tasmania, the Great Ocean Road and the Daintree Rainforest.